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  TOWN OF ENFIELD
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Job ID #08-0001
 
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR 

  • SALARY: to $96,780
  • CLOSING DATE:  Thursday, July 12, 2007
  •  EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: A four year degree from a recognized college or university in civil engineering or a closely related field plus ten years of progressively responsible public works administration experience, including at least five years in a responsible supervisory capacity or any combination of responsible experience and technical training which provides a demonstrated potential for performing the duties of the position.  Must be a registered Professional Engineer of the State of Connecticut.
  •   HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week, but based on the needs of the Department.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This is highly responsible administrative and technical work involving the direction of a broad range of municipal public works functions including Town engineering, highways, sanitation, recreation, waste water treatment, building inspection, building and parks maintenance, vehicle equipment maintenance and administration. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises Deputy Director, Assistant Director, public works division heads and a Secretary III.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Drafts Public Works policy, plans for implementation of the broadest range of municipal public works goals; plans for short and long term resource and scheduling requirements to meet objectives; directs the operation of the Department through Deputy Director, Assistant Director and various division heads; evaluates and administers public works programs such as street construction and maintenance, solid waste, equipment repair and service, building maintenance, waste water treatment, parks and recreation, capital construction, engineering and building inspection; directs the technical development and maintenance of the Capital Improvements Plan and coordinates capital planning with budgeting and time scheduling constraints; directs the preparation of the annual departmental budget and presents and defends budget requests before the Town Manager and Town Council; directs and controls the expenditure of departmental fund allocations within the constraints of approved budgets; confers with Federal and State agencies and other municipalities on intergovernmental projects, programs and problems and coordinates regional public works efforts; directs and supervises the energy conservation program for all Town buildings and facilities; negotiates for the purchase of land and easements for public works purposes; confers with Town officials and the public to provide information and to resolve problems; selects consulting engineers for special projects and directs the supervision and inspection of these projects; directs the training of departmental personnel in public works and engineering principles and practices; assists in personnel actions such as assignment, evaluation and labor relations; appoints and removes employees; performs duties of tree warden in conformance with provisions of general statutes; establishes broad departmental goals and objectives; over sees the preparation of technical specifications for projects, vehicles/equipment; regular and punctual attendance.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs related work as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential  functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

Must be able to concentrate on fine detail with some interruption.  Needs to attend to task/function for more than 60 minutes at a time.  Able to understand and relate to specific ideas, generally several at a time and to understand and relate to theories behind several related concepts.  Able to remember task/assignment given to self and others over long periods of time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal public works functions; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and land surveying as applied to municipal public works and related functions; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public works administration as applied to a large municipal public works operation; thorough ability in oral and written communications; thorough ability to administer the activities of a municipal public works department and to supervise the work of others; thorough ability to develop short and long term development and operations plans and programs; thorough ability to make difficult decisions with deadlines; thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, attorneys, contractors, officials of other agencies, and the general public.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position.

Interested applicants apply by July 12, 2007.  Applications are available on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Completed applications can be:
(1)  mailed to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082
(2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or
(3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264. 

The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA/M/F

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